Burberry to Supply Surgical Masks for Medical Staff and Help Tackle Food Poverty Across the UK
Along with the production of non-surgical masks and gowns for patients.
As part of the global effort to fight the coronavirus pandemic, Burberry has announced that it will be dedicating its resources to produce surgical masks, non-surgical masks and gowns for medical staff and patients across the UK. In addition, the fashion house will also be funding research into a single-dose vaccine developed by the University of Oxford, as well as donate to charities like FareShare and The Felix Project, that help tackle food poverty in the country.
Marco Gobbetti, CEO, Burberry said in a press release:
“In challenging times, we must pull together. The whole team at Burberry is very proud to be able to support those who are working tirelessly to combat COVID-19, whether by treating patients, working to find a vaccine solution or helping provide food supplies to those in need at this time. COVID-19 has fundamentally changed our everyday lives, but we hope that the support we provide will go some way towards saving more lives, bringing the virus under control and helping our world recover from this devastating pandemic. Together, we will get through this.”
Over 100,000 surgical masks will be delivered to the UK National Health Service, for use by medical staff. On top of that, Burberry will be using its trench coat factory in Castleford, Yorkshire, to make non-surgical gowns and masks for patients under the supervision and approval of the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).